Nouns denoting natural phenomena

an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
vapor pressure
the pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)
repulsive force
the force by which bodies repel one another
the movement of a wave through a medium
a violent rotating windstorm
ion beam
a beam of ions moving in the same direction at the same speed
self-induced fluorescence
a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
position effect
(genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
a bright spot on a planet
a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
sex linkage
an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other
the effect of one thing (or person) on another
separation energy
the energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect
particle beam
a collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
infrared spectrum
the spectrum of infrared radiation
reciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
physical phenomenon
a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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